"HAND ME AN ISOBAR": a pilot study of an evidence-based approach to improving shift-to-shift clinical handover.

@article{Yee2009HANDMA,
  title={"HAND ME AN ISOBAR": a pilot study of an evidence-based approach to improving shift-to-shift clinical handover.},
  author={Kwang Chien Yee and Ming Chao Wong and Paul Turner},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2009},
  volume={190 11 Suppl},
  pages={S121-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop, using an evidence-based approach, a standardised operating protocol (SOP) and minimum dataset (MDS) to improve shift-to-shift clinical handover by medical and nursing staff in a hospital setting. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A pilot study conducted in six clinical areas (nursing and medical handovers in general medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine) at the Royal Hobart Hospital between 1 October 2005 and 30 September 2008. Data collection and analysis… CONTINUE READING